Human rights observers, however, say that while Hun Sen’s more than 30-year grip on Cambodia may seem unshakable, his rule cannot last forever.
Many took to social media following the announcement to suggest that the move was a pre-election strategy on the part of Hun Sen to win votes and boost his popularity.
Hun Sen said he was “out of patience” with Laos, saying that Laos had failed to respond to a letter he sent on August 2 requesting the withdrawal of troops from Siem Pang.
Kim Sok, 36, accused Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of being behind the July 2016 murder of government critic Kem Ley.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula have heightened since Trump said the North would be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it continued to threaten America.
Mam Sonando blamed a lack of funding for the party’s failure but added that he would continue to be active in politics by giving lectures and making radio appearances.
Hun Sen, former Khmer Rouge commander who has dominated Cambodia for 32 years, has taken to sharing personal moments as rumors of ill health swirl a year before general elections.
According to a court report, Bun Chhay is alleged to have been involved in a 2007 amphetamine business operating on land he owned.
The strongman once vowed to rule Cambodia until he is 74, and with the 2018 general elections coming up he seems keen to quell any rumors that he is ill or aging.
The drug operation was allegedly run from land in Kampong Speu owned by Bun Chhay.
The comments from Vong Soth are just the latest threat of violence against opposition forces in the country this year.
Nhek Bun Chhay was taken in for questioning from his home on the outskirts of the capital, Phnom Penh, National Police Deputy Chief Gen. Mok Chito said.